My eldest always astounds me, she can do all kinds of things
I never could,
like entertain, cook, bake cakes and stay slim.
This picture was taken in 1986.

The high school graduation ball, or Matric Farewell, is the biggest thing on a girl's calendar in South Africa.

Hanli's Grandmother made her beautiful satin dress and donated all her old silver so that a friend could custom-smith the special necklace.

All Hanli needed was a date to match and complement the outfit. I went to the same all-girl's school, and remember that trauma. But Hanli is a practical person...

She found the one above at a flea-market, selling the fruit of his labour as a yet-to-become famous fashion designer.
He made his suit for the occasion.